European Quality of Life Survey 2016
- 12 July 2018
- 23 January 2018
Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from previous survey rounds, as well as other research, to look at trends in quality of life against a background of the changing social and economic profile of European societies. Ten years after the global economic crisis, it examines well-being and quality of life broadly, to include quality of society and public services. The findings indicate that differences between countries on many aspects are still prevalent – but with more nuanced narratives. Each Member State exhibits certain strengths in particular aspects of well-being, but multiple disadvantages are still more pronounced in some societies than in others; and in all countries significant social inequalities persist.
Full reportNumber of Pages:122Reference No:EF1733ISBN:978-92-897-1622-2Catalogue:TJ-06-17-486-EN-NDOI:10.2806/964014Authors:Ahrendt, Daphne; Anderson, Robert; Dubois, Hans; Jungblut, Jean-Marie; Leončikas, Tadas; Sándor, Eszter; Pöntinen, LauraTopics:Social inclusion; Quality of society; Quality of life and public services; Public services; Social policies; Social protection; Subjective well-being; Care; Inequality; Living conditions; Ageing workforce
Executive summaryNumber of pages:2Reference No:EF17331Catalogue info
European Quality of Life Survey 2016 - Executive summaryAuthors:Eurofound
The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is an established tool for monitoring and analysing quality of life in the EU. Carried out in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016, the EQLS documents the living conditions and social situation of European citizens. It includes subjective and objective measures: reported attitudes and preferences, as well as resources and experiences. Eurofound’s approach recognises that ‘quality of life’ is a broad concept and encompasses individual well-being as well as the quality of public services and quality of society. The current report provides an overview of multiple dimensions: it examines subjective well-being, standard of living and aspects of deprivation, care responsibilities and work–life balance; healthcare, long-term care, childcare and other public services; and social insecurity, social exclusion and societal tensions, trust, and participation and community engagement. The report covers the 28 EU Member States. It uses 2016 EQLS data and information from previous survey rounds as well as other research to assess trends in European societies. Ten years after the global economic crisis, it reviews social progress and aims to identify remaining or emerging challenges. Read more in the report.
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Carried out every four years, this unique, pan-European European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the 2016 edition of the EQLS.